marked on a tree with an arrow shot perfectly into the center.
A few yards away he noticed several more targets, each with arrows in the center. Later, he met the talented archer and he asked him, “How did you become such an expert that you always get your arrows into the center of the bull’s-eye?” “It’s not difficult,” responded the archer, “First I shoot the arrow and then I draw the circle.”
When examining Christian “proof texts” that claim to point to
Jesus as the promised Messiah, we should always ask the following question. “Has an arrow been shot into a circle or has a circle been drawn around an arrow?” In other words, has the passage been mistranslated, misquoted, taken out of context or fabricated? Here are examples of several ways that missionaries “draw a circle around the arrow” to prove their point.